Cedar Valley Comprehensive Development Plan
The Cedar Valley Comprehensive Development Plan (CVCDP) originally was created to address environmental concerns related to development and acts as a guideline for development within the Cedar Valley area. The plan provides a comprehensive overview of envisioned densities, environmentally sensitive areas, infrastructure needs, design guidelines and pedestrian and transportation circulation. The CVCDP still provides a valuable resource for developers and planning staff to understand the unique planning circumstances that the Cedar Valley area presents. The newly adopted OCP updated the original phasing strategy and incorporated many of the innovative design measures introduced by the CVCDP to other areas of Mission.
Cedar Valley Environmental Management Plan
The Cedar Valley Environmental Management Plan (CVEMP) adopted by District of Mission Council on June 20, 2005. Since that time, the CVEMP has been implemented to protect watercourses and maintain streamside vegetation corridors during the development process within Cedar Valley. As the Cedar Valley area forms part of the Silverdale Creek Watershed, the continued implementation of the CVEMP is important to the overall environmental protection of the District’s fresh water resources and fish habitat.
Gaudin Creek A Compensation Report
The restoration of the riparian area along a stretch of Gaudin Creek A is the first on-the-ground project under the Environmental Management Plan. The site is located east of Cedar Street at the foot of Nicholson Terrace, between Egglestone Avenue and Tunbridge Avenue and was identified as providing only marginal habitat values, due to channelization, low flows, invasive species and lack of biodiversity. The design of the enhancement and restoration of in-stream and off-channel habitat in this area is nearing completion, and restoration activities are scheduled to commence in the fall of 2011.